Award winning Thetis renovation

Thetis Lake Home Renovation & Transformation

Thetis Transformation began as a family vacation cabin that was converted into an upcoming retirement home. This unique Thetis Island home offers 180 degrees of amazing ocean views.

The original cabin was constructed by the current owner’s grandfather, so honouring that was important. Our clients wanted to maintain the look of the cabin exterior, which blends well with the natural environment. Etienne Design carefully crafted two additions for the home to make it more functional, without altering much of the existing look. They did this by extending the roof lines, and keeping new exterior walls within existing space for decking and patios. Made to Last was able to complete the project without the use of large excavators. As a result, there was no change to the natural landscape. This was another key goal of our clients.

Meanwhile, the interior layout for this home required an overhaul to allow for a more functional space. We relocated a bathroom and added a large closet to create a primary bedroom suite. We also expanded the front entry. The remaining existing layout was altered to reduce hallways.

The original interior for Thetis Transformation was dominated by wood walls, cabinetry, and detailing. The space felt dark and did not capture the ocean views well. It also had many types of flooring. One of the primary goals was to brighten the space, while maintaining the warmth and history of the wood. We reduced eave overhangs and expanded a few window openings. We reused some of the original wood for new detailing, shelving, and furniture.

The electrical panel for Thetis Transformation was updated and relocated. In addition, a new Heat Pump system replaced the electric furnace, and a new wood stove was installed. We also upgraded the windows for better thermal comfort.


2022 Georgie Awards

  • Best Residential Renovation $350,001 -$550,000

Read the full Press Release here.

2022 VIBE Awards

  • Best Residential Renovation $300,000 And Up

Read the full Press Release here.

2021 CARE Awards

  • Best Residential Renovation
  • Best Traditional Kitchen

Read the full Press Release here.

Thetis Transformation “Before” Photos

Made to Last was thankful to work with our clients to transform this cabin into a gorgeous custom home. They made great design choices.
Do you love our Thetis Transformation? Then check out another home we have renovated nearby!
Are you looking to build your own dream home or complete a large renovation? If so, we would love to hear from you! Contact us to start the process.


Thetis Transformation Partners:

Get Your Free Homebuilding Resource Guide